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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
10 hours 28 min ago
February 17, 2017
Douglas County Library is host of many programs, activities
The children's area of the Douglas County Library is always a hopping place. Recently, the library hosted famed storybook character, Curious...
February 17, 2017 - 10:16am
February 15, 2017
Koo Koo Kanga Roo to perform family-friendly concert
The Douglas County Library will host music group Koo Koo Kanga Roo on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium in Alexandria....
February 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
February 3, 2017
Library is offering additional eReader classes
Did you miss the January eReader classes at the Douglas County Library? Would you still like to know how to download free library books or audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone? You are in luck. The library will host two additional classes to show people how to download...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 1, 2017
Why do you love your library?
What does your library do for you? Viking Library System wants to know. Minnesota Loves Libraries is a grassroots advocacy campaign set to run throughout the region now until Feb. 14. It is looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections and individual success. Have...
February 1, 2017 - 11:00am
January 6, 2017
Get creative at the library
Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events. Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday,...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2016
First Douglas County Library Edible Book Festival a success!
The first Edible Book Festival at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria was a success, according to organizers. Twenty-three entires came...
April 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 3, 2016
Library Column: Come together for this year's Community Read
It’s Community Read Month! This year, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is the Community Read selection. Everyone is encouraged to read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and attend sponsored events. Ordinary Grace, published in 2013 and set in 1961, is the story...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Deadline nears for library board position
The deadline for applying for an open position on the Douglas County Library Board is this Friday, Jan. 29, at noon. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Meet the author
Author John Warner will sign his book, Every Foreign Land on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Every...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Douglas County Library has much to offer
Challenge: Close your eyes and picture a library. What do you see? I’m guessing you might see books, shelves, happy faces and helpful librarians. If you are a computer user, you might see the computers. If you are a parent, you may see stacks upon stacks of children’s books. Your...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
YOU ASKED: Why does the library need video surveillance?
Everyone has seen them in one establishment or another: the signs warning patrons that there is video surveillance and they may be on camera. However,...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am